Range Rover Velar now offered with wider variety of engines

Range Rover Velar updated with new range of engines and cutting edge technology

Reuben Van Niekerk
Range Rover Velar
Range Rover
Velar

An updated Range Rover Velar, now featuring new infotainment technology, new design features and five powertrains, including an electric plug-in hybrid option, is now available in South Africa.

 

What’s new?

Inside the reductive design is emphasised with integrated screens that are fitted with Land Rover’s Pivi and Pivi Pro infotainment system. The intelligent and intuitive system, transforms the digital experience inside the Velar.

 

The Pivi system is designed to be easy to use, with an interface that requires a limited number of inputs. Crisp graphics and lightning fast responsiveness are enabled thanks to a new electrical architecture, ensuring the screens and navigation system boot up in seconds. Software updates are available over the air thanks to an embedded data connection.

 

Music streaming is simple with Spotify integration available within the infotainment menu, while two phones can be connected via Bluetooth at the same time.

 

The interior experience of the Range Rover Velar is now even calmer thanks to the addition of Active Road Noise Cancellation. This technology works just like noise cancelling headphones, by monitoring vibrations and applying the opposite phase sound wave required to remove that noise resulting in a reduction of sound intrusion into the cabin by a minimum of 4 decibels.

 

Further adding to a cabin experience like no other is a new cabin air filtration system that reduces the levels of harmful particulates, pollen and even odours. Activated via a Purify button in the lower touchscreen, the system is capable of filtering ultrafine particles below PM2.5, ensuring that the air you breathe inside the Velar is cleaner than the air outside.

 

A suite of cameras fitted to the Velar enables the 3D surround camera and ClearSight Ground View, which are fitted as standard. The 3D Surround camera displays a real time perspective, which is useful for low speed manoeuvres.

 

ClearSight stitches together camera views rendering the bonnet seemingly invisible. This offers an accurate representation of different terrain or potential hazards.

 

Additional updates include a new steering wheel design featuring smart buttons ready to receive the latest ADAS software updates over the air while a tactile new Drive Selector replaces the rotary gear selector.

 

Landmark Edition

The Range Rover Velar Landmark Edition provides even more customer choice and a combination of exterior and interior upgrades. Starting with a R-Dynamic SE model, it is been upgraded further with a black contrasting roof and matching 20-inch black alloy wheels. The Landmark Edition is available exclusively in Lantau Bronze, Hakuba Silver, Santorini Black or Eiger Grey paint finishes.

 

Under the bonnet

There are now five engines to choose from including a P400e plug-in hybrid, a new family of in-line six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and more efficient four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

 

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder plug-in hybrid offers a combined 297kW and 640Nm from its 221kW petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, allowing it to complete the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.4 seconds.

 

A new family of 3.0-litre straight-six Ingenium engines has been introduced. The P340 delivers 250kW and 480Nm of torque, with acceleration from 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds.

 

The straight-six D300 diesel engine offers 221kW and 650Nm, with acceleration from 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds.

 

The next-generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine in the D200 replaces the D180 and D240 options and produces 147kW and 430Nm. The P250, four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine boasts 184kW and 365Nm.

 

Availability and pricing

The updated Range Rover Velar is now available in South Africa.

Velar D200 S

R1,290,100

Velar D300 S

R1,458,600

Velar P250 S

R1,290,100

Velar P340 S

R1,438,700

Velar P400e S

R1,651,200

Velar D200 R-Dynamic SE

R1,382,900

Velar D300 R-Dynamic SE

R1,551,300

Velar P250 R-Dynamic SE

R1,382,900

Velar P340 R-Dynamic SE

R1,531,500

Velar P400e R-Dynamic SE

R1,739,100

Velar D200 R-Dynamic HSE

R1,492,000

Velar D300 R-Dynamic HSE

R1,631,000

Velar P250 R-Dynamic HSE

R1,492,000

Velar P340 R-Dynamic HSE

R1,611,200

Velar P400e R-Dynamic HSE

R1,834,000

Velar D200 Landmark Edition

R1,428,200

Velar D300 Landmark Edition

R1,596,600

Velar P250 Landmark Edition

R1,428,200

Velar P340 Landmark Edition

R1,576,800